In the grand tradition of having two handicapped people duke it out for entertainment, PETA is calling Michael Moore a fatass.
there’s an elephant in the room, and it is you. With all due respect, no one can help but notice that a weighty health issue is affecting you personally.
This is probably the first time I’ve hit Google News and literally thanked God for the blessings He has bestowed on me.
Now, I’ve made my feelings on fat people well known, but just to reiterate them here briefly. I have no problem with fat people who are fat because of some legitimate genetic disorder, similarly I don’t why you’re fat as long as you accept the responsibility for your fatness.
However, when your fatness interferes with my ability to live as I please, or if you demand that I bear part of the financial burden for your fatassitude, well, that’s where we have a problem. For example – Indiana is a fat state. In 2006, Indiana (where I live) was tied as the number 8 fattest state in the entire country. Now, what you may not know is that the large number of obese people drives up the overall cost of health insurance. That’s right – because this state has a lot of fatties in it; I have to pay more for my health insurance.
I don’t disagree that our health care system is screwed up. However, if a “new” system forces me to bear an additional financial burden for the personal choices of others, whether it’s smoking, overeating, or shooting crunchy peanut better into a vein; there is no way in hell I will support that system.
I have always, and will always endorse personal responsibility and accountability for a person’s actions. Demanding that other people pay for the consequences of your choices is morally repugnant.